Brewery – DogBerry
Beer – Mar’s Madness
Style – Imperial IPA
ABV – 10%
A long time DogBerry favorite, if you know Mar’s then you know you are holding happiness (and the Madness) in your hands. This Imperial IPA is big and bold. Bright, piney and citrusy backbone as strong as a Momma Bear gives you the Mar’s Madness. Momma always taught you to share, so grab a friend and enjoy! Here’s to you Mar, ‘sup Momma!
This beautiful Imperial IPA first appeared in the DogBerry taproom around March of 2015 – just in time for a certain Madness that overcomes college basketball fans everywhere. It didn’t take long… like maybe one night before it quickly became a crowd favorite.
It wasn’t a surprise, given it’s taproom love that when DogBerry decided to start kicking out cans this was one of the first few to get the nod and make it’s way to shelves all across Cincinnati. It’s can release on 5/2/18 was alongside their new (at the time) IPA, dubbed Zestic. Quite the duo, indeed!
My Thoughts On DogBerry Mars Madness
Mars will catch up with you if you don’t pay attention. It’s big and bold, for sure, but it’s got a big sweet backbone that can quickly make you forget that this puppy is 10% ABV.
Beautiful coppery color in the glass, with a thick, foamy, light tan head on top – it’s unassuming when you just look at your pint of it.
As your nose gets closer to the glass, though, you’re hit by a big spicy piney hop aroma that hints at what’s in store.
Tasting the beer gives you the full picture, big bold piney and citrusy hops do instant battle with the big, sweet backbone in an instantly pleasurable massacre on your tastebuds. This beer is perfectly balanced for an IPA, maintaining a bitter smack while lingering malty sweetness leaves a toasty afterthought on your tongue.